LITTLE KIDS ROCK - Since 2002,
Little Kids Rock has been dedicated to putting music back in schools. We provide
students with free musical instruments and instruction that focuses on their
favorite popular music styles, including rock, blues, rap and hip-hop. So far,
over 1,100 schools in 20 cities nationwide have benefited from a Little Kids
Rock program, and the response from kids, parents and teachers has been
phenomenal. When it comes to making sure every kid gets a first-rate education,
music matters. Little Kids Rock believes that learning to play a musical
instrument can be a transformative experience in students’ lives, with the power
to inspire the creativity and confidence that are critical to success in school
and beyond. That’s why we’ve dedicated ourselves to bringing free musical
instruments and music instruction to underserved schools across the country.
Ultimately, our goal is to restore music to its rightful place in the academic
lives of all kids in our public schools.
Did you know…
- Kids who play a musical instrument are 52% more likely to go on to college
- Over 42,000 kids are currently enrolled in a Little Kids Rock program
- Little Kids Rock is one of the leading instrument-providing charities in the
In 1996, an elementary school teacher, David Wish, grew frustrated with the lack
of funding for music education at his school. Realizing that he would have to
take it upon himself to make sure his kids got a chance to explore music, David
began offering an after-school guitar class to interested students. The classes
became wildly popular, and as more kids sought to enroll, he decided to take the
program national. In 2002, with initial support from musical luminaries BB King
and John Lee Hooker, Little Kids Rock was born. What began as an informal
project led by a single school teacher and a handful of volunteers has since
evolved into a nationally recognized not-for-profit organization that has served
thousands of students across the country. With the support of Honorary Board
Members Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon, Les Paul, Jason Newsted and a host of
celebrated luminaries in the music industry, Little Kids Rock is poised to
significantly extend its reach in the United States.
HELP SUPPORT LITTLE KIDS ROCK
We simply couldn’t do what we do without the help of our community of sponsors,
volunteers, teachers and donors. Their commitment to putting music education
back in public schools is truly inspirational to all of us at Little Kids Rock.
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Muriel Anderson's All Star Guitar Night benefits the
Music For Life Alliance
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